The African Children’s Choir will be hosted by the Canberra Grammar School as part of their tour “Under One Sky” to raise money for their village to assist in raising them out of poverty, help build schools, and give access to fresh water and farming.
Canberra residents will be treated to a unique musical experience with the African Children’s Choir during its second Australian tour in Canberra.
Eighteen representatives of the Uganda-based choir will be conducting concerts and workshops with the local community and CGS. The choir is comprised of orphaned and vulnerable children from the disadvantaged Kampala and Luwero areas of Uganda.
Their vibrancy, outstanding musical and dancing abilities soon captured the world’s imagination and every year since the choir has toured North America and Europe to raise money for children’s education.
Having graced the stages of Carnegie Hall and the London Palladium performing for US Presidents and Nobel Prize winners with celebrities such as Will Smith, Bob Geldof, Alicia Keys and Annie Lennox, The African Children’s Choir is excited to share a culturally intimate evening with Sunshine Coast residents filled with captivating and joyful displays of Ugandan drumming, dance and song.
“The purpose of the tour is to raise awareness of the orphaned and destitute children of Africa and to raise funds for the choir’s program, giving the children access to an education and chance to raise themselves out of poverty”, said Mr Pip Cain, Head of Primary Arts and Languages at Canberra Grammar School.
“The children and event organisers are also being billeted by CGS staff and students during their time in Canberra, allowing them to really enjoy the local experiences”, he said.
Through the choir’s fundraising efforts over the past thirty years, fifty two thousand children have received a better education with choir members educated to university level and often returning to the community as lawyers and doctors.
After the events held in Canberra, the CGS Junior School Chorale and the CGS Singers will be traveling to Wollongong to sing with the African Children’s Choir, Gondawa Voices, Sydney Girls’ Choir and Kate Miller-Heidke in the Massed Choir Spectacular as part of the 1,000 voice choir. More information can be found at: https://wec.org.au/event/african-childrens-choir-under-one-sky
Under One Sky Concert
- Where: Canberra Girls Grammar School Hall with CGS JS Chorale
- When: 7.00pm on Friday 1 May 2015
- Tickets: http://www.trybooking.com/118724